I bought a bird feeder. and hung it on
my back porch and filled it with seed.
What a beauty of a bird feeder it was.
Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the ceiling of the patio, above the table and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop.
It was everywhere: on the patio floor, the chairs, the table .. Everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
And others birds were boisterous and loud.
They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch. So I took down the bird feeder and cleaned up their mess. In three days the birds were gone.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be ..... Quiet, serene.... and none demanding their rights to a free meal.
Now let's see. Our government entitlement programs give out food, subsidized housing, free medical care and free education to anyone that squawks. I'm not talking about Americans who have a genuine need, but the citizen freeloaders and illegal immigrants who are demanding more rights and services from our government.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.